It is eerie how much Crystal Waters actually sounds like Stevie Nicks within the context of this song. Eerier, Stevie Nicks sounds like a chorus of eight to ten squeaking doors.
This is notable, and not only that, it is further proof that math works in mysterious ways. Substitution and replacement are among the math theorems, which provide truth and magic to the merging of Fleetwood Mac and Journey. A side note, Fleetwood Mac is touring without Lindsey Buckingham later this year. Instead, Mike Campbell and Neil Finn will fill his vacant shoes.
If “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey can be mashed into The Beatles’ “Octopus’s Garden”. And if “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac can be mashed into the same Beatles song. By using the simple plane geometry theory of substitution, “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “Don’t Stop” should be compatible with each other. Nothing elaborate here, just good old math.
Some days you need the subtlety of a mallet and not the brutal force of a hammer. Other days, you make your choices based on the composition of a rat’s ass, in the same way that Ringo Starr, drummer of the Beatles, wrote an occasional song.